Tag Archives: tv: !2015/2016

Chicago Fire: 4×23 – Superhero

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The last few episodes have been the best of the whole season.

TPTB finally gave the cute Jimmy a storyline. there were big fires and life/death situations and I was actually quite fond of the Dawson/Louie storyline.  Adored the team rallying around her to convert Herrmann’s empty room into an idyllic apartment (I want!!).  I was 95% sure that Casey wouldn’t end up going to Susan’s room but it was a nice play with the switchabout to Dawson’s door.

I am ambivalent to Severide/Stella but Grant needs to GTFO now.  He’s been around far too much and I don’t understand how Stella has been so patient with him.  I also can’t stop at staring at Stella’s ears – they do stick out right?  It’s not just me ….

Chicago Fire: 4×19 – I Will Be Walking

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I have really not been feeling this show this season.  To be honest ever since Shay was killed off there hasn’t been a character that I truly love and am invested in which has probably contributed to my lack of interest in the show.

However, now and then an episode comes along which reminds me why it’s still on my watchlist (that and the fact I’m watching the other Chicago shows).

I’m not invested in Casey’s Alderman run but I loved his storyline with the boy determined to walk to his graduation.  I’m glad that they are giving Otis a storyline – I hope he goes for his blood test ASAP!  The bar Olympics between Stella and Herrmann was hilarious and brought a nice lighthearted angle to the episode.

My only complaint is with Severide’s storyline.  He keeps getting these random storylines where he gets involved with law enforcement or things from his past, where there is a bit of a mystery, which isolates him from the other members of the team.  The detective’s son and Pouch was cute but how are we meant to suddenly care about the detective’s troubles after meeting her for one episode and why is Severide getting involved again?!

NCIS: Los Angeles: 7×24 – Talion

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For a show which contains my current favourite couple – Deeks/Kensi in case you couldn’t guess – I have been really bad at keeping up with this show this season.

I let practically half the season build up before meeting Dani and Eric prodded me to catch up and finally arrive at the finale.

I liked the setup and the idea of bringing back Sam’s son and involving him in putting an end to the Tahir storyline, which I was none too fond of.

It was executed well with lots of holding your breath as characters peer round corners moments but everything was wrapped up nice and neatly with no cliffhangers, a cute Sam/Aiden moment, a cute Deeks/Kensi moment, a funny Eric/Nell and Granger/Hetty moment.

Finale aside, needless to say that my favourite thing this season has been Deeks/Kensi being happy and in love together.  I kind of thought that Dani’s pregnancy would create the perfect opportunity to write a pregnancy into the show and take their relationship to the next level.  However, Dani confirmed at the ComicCon panel that they are not writing her pregnancy into the show and that there are interesting times ahead which undoubtedly means that whatever happens to write her disappearance into the show, there is going to be some tension for Deeks/Kensi …..

The Night Shift: 3×01 – The Times They Are A’Changin’ + 3×02 – The Thing With Feathers

I loved the first season of the show but by the end of the second season my interest started to wane so when it came to start this series, I couldn’t even remember that TC and Jordan broke up!  I’ve got to say that I am so tired of them being off/on, off/on and it looks like this season is going to be more of the same.

The first two episodes of this season though were quite interesting mainly because of the awesome guest star Jennifer Beals and her character’s relationship with Drew in Afghanistan and their story.  I wish they’d make her a regular, that would definitely bring some life to the show.

I’ll keep watching for now as it’s my only show on over the summer – I just hope they don’t make the TC/Jordan too tedious.

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: 1×13 – Paper Orphans

I was really excited about this spinoff from Criminal Minds, mainly because of the fantastic cast line up in Gary Sinise, Alana De La Garza and Daniel Henney.

Unfortunately the majority of the season failed to deliver for me.  Most of the episodes were just ….. boring.  Yes, I’m surprised that that is even possible given the cast, the tried and tested formula plus the “exotic” locations (read: green screens).  It even got to the point where I was actually kind of disappointed that the show got renewed for a second season because I know I won’t be able to stop watching without giving it another chance.

However, I’m delighted to say that I enjoyed the finale and this was everything that I would expect from a Criminal Minds finale, down to the opening and ending with family and team family moments.

Whilst I felt sorry for the American family, I also really felt sorry for the perp given all that she had gone through.  The case was interesting and there wasn’t any of those awkward scenes where Monty has to confront the worried parents by himself.

Chicago P.D.: 3×23 – Start Digging

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So Voight has gone back over to the dark side.  Drat.

What was even more disappointing to me than that though is the fact that Brian Geraghty is leaving the show and therefore no more Roman/Burgess!  But, but, but we only got to enjoy them together a short time and I much preferred them to Ruzek/Burgess who are now probably going to get back together at some stage.

Overall it’s been another strong season for the show, helped all the more from my POV because Halstead/Lindsay are back together and I hear there’s promising things install for them next season.

That Time I Met @ericcolsen & @DanielaRuah from NCIS:LA @MCMComicCon

So on Saturday I attended my first ever ComicCon/convention to see Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah.

Needless to say there was a LOT of queuing for everything (apart from the toilets oddly enough) but it was totally worth it.

The photoshoot was a bit of a blur but I remember Eric saying his name in introduction and me kind of going into shock before responding.  The fact that Daniela pulled a funny pose didn’t even register until I saw the photo!

At the autograph stand I asked Eric whether we were ever going to find what is in the box and he wrote on my autograph “What’s in the box?  Love is …”  🙂  I asked Daniela the same thing and she said that her boss won’t even tell her and that she thinks it was  a puppy which is now a dead puppy.  Even though the signs said “no selfies” and there was a strict man on patrol, I asked and got selfies with both of them. The one with Eric came out really blurry probably because my hand was shaking so I got Daniela to take the one with her and that came out nice.

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They seemed really happy to be there meeting fans, Daniela especially.  She was so full of energy and really positive despite being pregnant.

The panel was really funny – they are just like their characters in real life with all the banter and teasing.  They answered questions about their interviews for the show, the importance of the show as they always catch the bad guys, what it’s like making out with each other, the prank Daniela pulled on Eric on his first day, their favourite stunts,  and the fact that they hope that no matter what happens Deeks and Kensi stay together as they are made for each other and they are both invested in their happiness (plus some other random questions).  Daniela confirmed that she has a general idea of how her maternity leave is going to be written into the show, that there is going to be the chance for some great character work but that the pregnancy is not going to be written into the show.

I also stopped by to get Amanda Righetti’s autograph as I loved The Mentalist.  She was really quiet, don’t know if she felt a bit intimidated that everyone else had really long queues for their autographs and she was just sitting there waiting for someone to come along.

I had such a great time.  Eric and Daniela really are just as awesome and friendly as they appear on screen and in interviews and really really appreciative of their fans.

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See more photos of the NCIS LA to Washington panel on my Flickr!

And some videos below:

Watch in HD for best quality

Daniela talks about her audition for NCIS:LA:

Daniela and Eric talk about having to make out on screen despite being in-laws:

Daniela and Eric talk about the prank she pulled on him on his first day:

Daniela talks about how what TPTB are going to do with her pregnancy on the show (and mentions the box!):

 

Chicago Med: 1×18 – Timing

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I’m not going to lie – I was a tad disappointed with this finale.

It seemed like nothing much happened except manoeuvring another roadblock between Will and Natalie.  I have shipped them since the first episode but I knew the moment when we had Will kiss her and declare his feelings that TPTB were moving them too fast and there wouldn’t be a happy resolution any time soon.  I wanted at least a whole season of Will pining for her and then maybe Natalie finding out about his feelings at the end of the season.  When that didn’t happen I wanted Will to take the job in California and then have Natalie realise how much she needs/misses him.  Alas it wasn’t to be.

The end of the Downey/Rhodes storyline was as expected, Choi/the parrot was cute and I feel mildly sorry for April and Goodwin given their respective bad news.  Overall though it wasn’t a strong end to the season.

Grey’s Anatomy: 12×24 – Family Affair

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I can’t believe it!  A Grey’s Anatomy finale where no one died and there were no real cliffhangers (apart from emotional ones ….) and which ended on a generally positive note! Wow.  Wasn’t expecting that.

I ended the season the way I started with Meredith being the only character I really truly care about.  I love her friendship with Alex.  I don’t have any feelings about her and Riggs apart from the fact that their banter was kind of cute but I know it’s going to end up with more drama, first because of Maggie’s confession but more importantly because I am sure Owen’s sister is going to show up next season and Riggs will have to choose between her and Meredith.

I really don’t have any other investment in the other relationships: I liked the Amelia scenes in this episode mainly for the way Meredith was awesome with her and agreed to be her twisted sister.  I’m glad that the Warren arc has gone full circle and that Jackson and April’s baby is okay.  I saw that Jo storyline coming a mile off and as soon as Deluca entered the bar I knew that it would end up with Alex walking in on him and Jo in a seemingly comprising position.

And then Callie/Arizona …..  I loved them once upon a time and I suppose this was the nicest way they could have wrapped up their storyline.

I had read rumours about the likelihood of Sara Ramirez leaving the show a couple of weeks ago but kind of forgot about it until I finished watching this episode and read her statement.  I am sad for Arizona but I liked how they left Callie’s story open for maybe some guest star slots in the future.  This is probably the most lowkey leaving episode for a main character (well, apart from Teddy of course).

Quantico: 1×22 – Yes

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No other show this season has had me as gripped as Quantico.  From its Pilot it has hardly put a foot wrong (apart from Alex sleeping with 3 different guys within 20 weeks despite being in love with Ryan but anyway ….).  There haven’t been as many shocking twists gracing my screen ever since Nikita finished.

Part of me fell for TPTB’s plan to suspect everyone at one point or another but I honestly thought by the last episode that it was Drew.  The final twist blew my mind.

I love that this episode opened showing us Liam’s POV of the NAT’s time at Quantico and how he gathered all the intel in order to set them up.  One of the series’s strengths is the way it went back and forth from real time to the time at Quantico.  I’m going to presume that that can’t happen in Season 2 so I’m definitely going to miss that.

Great to see the awesome gang working together again for a common cause right back where it all started.  Caleb/Shelby and Ryan/Alex <3.

Simon really stole the show though.  He snuck his way into my heart and his final scene?  Wow.

Knowing this show though I kept thinking he was going to be revealed as still being alive and that Alex would find clues to this at the end of the episode.  I can still keep that hope alive though right?

Alex joining the CIA seems a logical place for the show to go now and whilst I’m sure it will break Ryan’s heart I’m sure she will get through anything that the agency throws at her in the future with a little help from her friends.